Hello friends! It's another beautiful day (at least in the OC area). Thank you for the feedback on the macaroons from my last post! It's always so great when, as a self-proclaimed baker, I receive encouragement on the subjects that I post about. And one of those wonderful subjects is food and baking. :D
Break the Fast!
This morning's breakfast features this wonderful delicious creation that rained from the heavens. Actually, no...I found it at Albertson's! I believe that most grocers carry this item now.
Although I'm not diagnosed as Gluten intolerant and I do love my wheat and regular pancakes--because believe me--I do love them, I also like trying new foods as often as I can.
It's really odd, however. Even though my body seems to accept gluten, more often than not I will get digestive problems when I eat foods derived from wheat. When I saw this at the store, I knew that I had to give it a try! The picture on the box just looked too enticing. ;)
Hodgson Mills' GF pancakes are amazing! It's really not noticeable that the mix contains brown rice flour.
[Courtesy of my point and shoot]
I added pumpkin puree, cinnamon, pumpkin spice, cottage cheese, chia seeds, and water to the mix.
The toppings include fruit, walnuts, Artisana Coconut Butter, a local honey from our friend Kate, and Biscoff spread! Which by the way, totally violates the GF rule in this breakfast. I'm a GF poser, I know. :P Today's coffee is Godiva's Pumpkin Spice which I made into a latte.
Isn't this just precious?! Mine and Greg's friend Kate, who is also the executive director of the club where we volunteer, gave us this gift as a token of appreciation. This local honey is so delicious and I think that the packaging is a great idea for wedding favors! What do you think?
Post Workout Snack
One of my favorite snacks is cottage cheese and Greek Yogurt. No doubt about that.
[Courtesy of my phone. Not bad!]
Today's excruciatingly refreshing workout included bicep, tricep, and shoulders, plus the addition of an interval similar to the last one.
After the gym I made a throw-together snack. Somewhere buried underneath there is Fage Greek Yogurt, cottage cheese, Crofter's fruit spread, pears slices, banana, granola, and Katie's awesome protein frosting. I like to make this when I feel especially "lazy" after exercising. :)
Save the Date Photos!
Yesterday Susan, Emily, Greg and I headed down to a beautiful park located in Brea.
I'm sure that by now you have figured out that these are pictures for our "Save the Dates". It's actually later than I would have wanted it to be, but at least we got it done.
So why do I sound so desperate in the title of this post?
Because I want you guys to be a part of our decision! Please with a pretty cherry on top, will you help me choose your fave picture out of this compilation?
Doh! Would have been perfect if both of our faces showed! (Nice, but fail) :P
Could have been a nice and artistic shot, but all the invitees wouldn't even know who we are! Haha.
[All photos courtesy of Susan+Emily+my faithful Canon]
You girls did an amazing job and I am beyond impressed! Greg, Susan, and Emily....the Lord has blessed me so much through your love and dedication.
To be quite honest with you guys, I am really leaning towards picture #1. I mean, look at the composition, angle, setting, and candid-ness! But, I'm so inexperienced in all this so I thought some feedback would be wonderful. I may or may not be influenced by your picks hehe.
Have an amazing day!